Theater Week – Yarrr!


A listing of Triangle theater performances
through March 18, 2013

The Innocents – A shocking murder case makes a young lawyer question his life. New Triangle theater company Common Wealth debuts with a 2012 play by Daniel Karasik. Directed by Gregor McElvogue and Rachel Klem. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 23. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.

Nocturne – The death of his sister shatters a man’s family. Mortall Coile Theatre and Burning Coal’s Second Stage Series present Adam Rapp’s 2001 drama. Directed by Dana Marks. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 24. The Murphey School, Raleigh.

The Pirates of Penzance – Did you know this was the only Gilbert and Sullivan opera to premiere in the United States rather than London? (Because the U.S. at that time offered no copyright protection to foreigners and they wanted to preempt pirated productions of Pirates.) Did you know that if current U.S. copyright laws had existed then, Pirates would likely have remained under copyright until 1981? For their 50th anniversary, The Durham Savoyards present the 1879 Broadway hit musical, now in the public domain. Directed by Derrick Ivey; Music Director: Alan Riley Jones. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through March 24. Carolina Theatre, Durham.

* Pitfalls and Promises – One-act musical about a woman’s life, by local writers Al and Natalie Winters. Presented by Halle Performing Arts Center. (No director listed.) This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00. HPAC, Apex.

* Forever Plaid – 50s jukebox musical about a ghostly musical group returning for a farewell appearance. Temple Theatre presents Stuart Ross’ 1990 play. Director unlisted. This week: Thursday 2:00 and 8:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Temple Theatre, Sanford.

The Last Five Years – Boy meets girl. Boy marries girl. Boy and girl split up. North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre presents Jason Robert Brown’s 2005 two-person musical. Directed by Jay Dolan; music direction by Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through March 24. NRACT, Raleigh.

* Next to Normal – Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s 2008 musical about a suburban housewife battling schizophrenia, presented by Deep Dish Theater. Directed by Paul Frellick. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill. Closes Sunday at Deep Dish then continues March 22-24 at the Cary Arts Center. (Note: this week’s Chapel Hill performances sold out.)

ArtsCenter Stage holds auditions for Walt, a play about Walt Whitman. Needed: young male actor to play 8-10-years-old; male actor 40+. Sunday 5:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro. For more info, contact

* = Final week

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions. For a more complete listing of area events, we recommend the arts calendar at For a listing of what else area theaters have in store this season, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

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